Human Resources

5 Tips For Using Recognition to Make Your “B” Players Soar

Companies used to embrace the idea of showering top performers with praise and rewards as a way to boost productivity. The thinking was that since these employees want to be here, they will work harder with more encouragement. However it can become difficult to encourage incentive goals for employees who are so aware…

They Don’t Trust the Boss, But They’ll Rent a Room to a Stranger

How important is trust for an organization? In a survey by Interaction Associates, over 80% of employees said being effective in their work requires a high degree of trust in their co-workers (85%), boss (82%) and direct reports (81%). For any organization to grow, innovate and succeed, having trust is key. Yet, a…

Healthcare Greatest Hits: Our Growing Voice in the Sourcing Community

When I first started writing about sourcing in healthcare, my goal was to write a total of three articles. Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize there is a lot more to say about this topic. In fact, the healthcare industry has become very interested in sourcing, especially with recent pullbacks…

Some Firms Use the Practice of Requesting Salary History — Why Firms Ask for It and How They Use It

The practice of firms either requesting or requiring applicants to provide their “salary history” is coming under tremendous pressure as part of the overall push for pay equity for women. And as a result, there are many new and proposed laws about the salary history request. In my view, almost everyone that has written…

What SMBs Can do to Keep Employee Records Safe

My company provides cloud storage for secure file management in small and medium-sized businesses. Since employee involvement is key in data protection, we wanted to help business professionals to understand the level of confidentiality of the information contained in standard office documents. With that goal, we created a self-assessment tool with data protection tips. More than 500 professionals…

The HR Skills You’ll Need In the Age of AI

In a recent TLNT article on the dawning age of AI and automation, TLNT Editor John Zappe states, As an HR leader you need to start thinking about the potential impact (because) human resource professionals are directly accountable for the well-being of the organization and the individuals in it. Research predicts up to…

5 Challenges to Getting Your HRMS Do Real Analytics

Leaders across the organization recognize that making workforce decisions based on facts and data — instead of intuition alone — is a key route to increasing their impact on the business. Now, more than ever, business leaders need strategic insight and the ability to model how workforce trends impact revenue and profits — quickly…

If You’re Not Making Changes, You Might Already be a Dinosaur

Over the years, Bill Marriott has seen a seismic change in his business. “Today is a whole new ballgame for me,” he says. “When I went to hotels when I was young, you went into the lobby, you checked in at the desk, and if you were hungry, you went to the restaurant…

4 Areas Where Technology Is Helping HR Make a Difference

It’s a great time to be a human resources executive. Over the past five years, technology has entered the previously tech-ignored HR space in a big way. There are now a wide array of products, programs and training to help employees live healthier, happier and more productive lives. And increasingly, HR finds itself…

Careers Site Publisher Says It’s No Longer For Sale

Careers site publisher DHI Group announced it is no longer for sale. In a press release, the company, which operates multiple niche career sites including its flagship tech site, Dice.com, said that after exploring “strategic alternatives” since last fall, the board of directors decided DHI should remain independent. Chairman of the Board John…

Congress Weighing Comp Time In Lieu of OT

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, when a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek, that employee gets paid overtime at time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay. Under the FLSA, a private-sector employer cannot provide that employee with comp time in lieu of overtime — even if the employee agrees….

Is It Balance or Work/Life Integration?

Unlimited vacation. Free gym memberships. Nap pods. Such “perks” are increasingly commonplace — viewed as a smart engagement tool and a key strategy in driving workplace culture. But when it comes to improving work-life balance and helping employees feel rested and productive, is a nap pod really the answer? Perhaps not, according to…

Google Is Testing a New Jobs Service

Without any public announcement, Google has begun testing a new jobs product it’s calling Google Hire. Multiple Silicon Valley and technology sites report the product is an applicant tracking system, designed along the lines of the company’s in-house ATS, which handles millions of applications annually. Tech site Axios says, “The service lets employers…

4 Steps HR Can Take to Protect Employee Medical Records

In April 2014, as electronic medical records became standard, the FBI issued a “private industry notification” warning health care organizations of an increased number of cyber intrusions targeting medical records due to, among other things, the higher payout for these records on the black market. Three years on, this prediction sadly appears to…